That is, indeed, Iggy Azalea. The blonde, white Australian pop export has faced backlash over her dramatically altered new look.
The internet is accusing Iggy Azalea of blackfishing in her latest music video.
Following the release of the video for I Am The Stripclub, viewers noticed something was off about the 31-year-appearance, old’s particularly her skin tone. Azalea, who is normally light blonde with fair skin, appeared darker from head to toe. Long, sleek, straight black hair completed the look.
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Needless to say, social media users were not pleased with Azalea’s allegedly darker appearance. It was a tweet from clothing brand boohoo showing Azalea’s music video look and claiming that she was “serving” that sparked the outpouring of support.
“What are you serving? Appropriation and a brown face?” responded one Twitter user. “Blackfish. That is the purpose for which she is serving,” another wrote.
The term “blackfish” refers to someone who is not a person of color attempting to look or act like someone of Black or Arab ancestry.
According to one viewer, “However, she is imitating a black female aesthetic while surrounded by a swarm of black people in the background.”
This is unsurprising, but Azalea’s fans argue otherwise. Many claim that Azalea’s appearance is due to the “lighting.” One fan suggested that Azalea has simply “grown darker” over the years due to things like “tanning.”
The Fancy rapper responded to critics by calling their allegations “ridiculous and baseless,” adding that she has been wearing the same shade of foundation for three years.
“I can’t be bothered with something so ridiculous and baseless. I’m wearing Armarni foundation in shade 6, which is the same shade I’ve been wearing for three years,” she tweeted.
“It’s the same shade as the one used in every music video since Sally Walker. Suddenly, I’m wearing a black wig in a club scene, and it’s causing controversy.”
Unfortunately for the Australian native, this isn’t the first time she’s sparked outrage on the internet.
Izalea apologized online in 2015 after a reporter discovered several homophobic tweets from her pre-fame days.
Azalea was singled out by the Daily Beast in 2017 for committing “cultural crimes.”
Azalea recently spoke out about her experience working with Britney Spears, alleging disturbing behavior from Spears’ father and conservator, Jamie.
Azalea collaborated with Britney on the 2015 single Pretty Girls, which they promoted with a high-profile music video and appearance at the Billboard Music Awards.
Azalea defended Spears’ recent court claims that her conservatorship is a “abusive” situation in a statement posted to Twitter.
“It is basic human decency to at the very least remove a person from Britney’s life who she has identified as abusive. This should be a criminal offense,” she wrote.
“Throughout our time together in 2015, I witnessed the same behavior Britney described last week in regards to her father, and I just want to reassure the world that she is not exaggerating [sic] or lying.”